Do you guys have any plan to support Intel Phi in the future? That is, running MPI code on the Phi cards or across the multicore and Phi, as Intel MPI does?
Because a Xeon Phi card acts a lot like a Linux host with an x86 architecture, you can build your own Open MPI libraries to serve
Our team has used existing (an older 1.4.3 version of) Open MPI source to build an Open MPI for running MPI code on Intel Xeon Phi cards over Intel’s (formerly QLogic’s) True Scale InfiniBand fabric, and it works quite well. We have not released a pre-built
Open MPI as part of any Intel software release. But I think if you have a compiler for Xeon Phi (Intel Compiler or GCC) and an interconnect for it, you should be able to build an Open MPI that works on Xeon Phi.